When it comes to Chess Pie, resistance is futile. Silky, smooth, subtly flavored with lemon, chocolate or one of many delicious flavors, this is the right answer. No matter the question.
Carrying this pie to a friend’s house will make you ridiculously welcome, that is, if you can resist eating the whole thing before you walk out the door. I’ve got a bunch of chess pie to show you with all the perfect recipes for this delicious, easy to make treat.
WHAT WORKS ABOUT CHESS PIE RECIPE
- Ridiculously easy to throw together
- Made with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
- Make into a sheet pan cookie bar if you want!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHESS PIE
WHAT IS CHESS PIE?
It is a simple pie made from eggs, butter, sugar and a bit of flour or corn meal. Pecan pies and their kin are also considered chess pies!
Other types include ….
- Nut pies
HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?
Whip up eggs, butter, sugar and flour with some flavoring and you’ve got it It’s really, “easy as pie”!
This pie always has a single crust. OOOooo, the delightful single flaky crust!
You’ll note that this type of pie makes it’s own little flaky top, so no need for an uppercrust.
HERE’S WENDI MAKING A VINEGAR PIE
WHAT IS A CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE?
Chocolate chess pie uses chocolate for flavor. Can you imagine a deep luscious chocolate that dissolves on your tongue and yet the flavor lingers around making you want more and more? It always causes a commotion!
WERE DID IT ORIGINATE?
We just don’t know when it originated, but the first noted mention of is in a Martha Washington Cookbook in the 1700’s. It’s something I hope I am never too old, smart or refined to eat and enjoy.
Seriously, how could you not enjoy a pie that’s been lapped up since nearly the beginning of time?
DO YOU REFRIGERATE ?
Chess pies do not HAVE to be refrigerated, but they will last much longer if you do. PLUS, there’s nothing better on a hot day and a COLD piece of Chess pie!
WHAT IS A LEMON CHESS PIE?
Lemon Chess Pie is a made with lemon as the main flavoring ingredient. It’s light and tangy. Perfectly sweetened and a delicious summer treat. Basically, it is every flavor you ever wanted in the hot summer all rolled up into one.
WHAT IS A BUTTERMILK CHESS PIE?
This pie uses a scant bit of buttermilk to give the pie a tangy flavor. It’s a great old flavor that balances so nicely with the other pie flavors.
WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE?
It is a slightly sweet pie with gelatinous consistency. Personally, I think it taste a lot like cheese cake. In fact, the two recipes are very similar!
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HERE ARE MY FAVORITE CHESS PIE RECIPE (INCLUDING A CHESS BAR RECIPE!)
Old Fashioned Chess Pie
A rich delicious old fashioned chess pie. Basically the essential summer dessert.
CHOCOLATE CHESS PIE
A rich chocolatey deeply satisfying chocolate chess pie that is nothing short of a dream!
Old Fashioned Lemon Chess Pie
A light citrusy pie that has the perfect finish. It's clinically proven to improve the worst moods!
A favorite line from a song is "Your as Sweet as Vinegar Pie", but really Vinegar Pie is a unique twist on chess pie.
Old Fashion Pecan Pie
A super easy and tasty old fashioned favorite! So popular around here, I don't even ask my daughter what dessert she wants!
Fudge Chocolate Pecan Pie
Tasty, chocolately and oh so perfect. It's totally unforgettable.
Kentucky Bourbon Pie
A hint of bourbon, an extremely addicting forever favorite.
Old Fashion Chess Bars
No time to whip up an easy chess pie? No problem, how about these delightful chess bars? They deserve to be your favorite habit.
A VERSE TO SHARE
Ever feel afraid? Yeah, me too. Here are three quick verses. Notice how similar they are…
Joshua 1: 9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
I think it is pretty clear, we are supposed to remember that God won’t leave. Hang tough friends.